Killing zombies never gets old, but sometimes you just need a break. 

Get back to some serious old-school gaming with Syder Arcade! 
Syder Arcade is a love letter to Amiga games of the ‘90s, no coins, no upgrade grinding, just your tenacity and a motherload of alien invaders.
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Acheter Syder Arcade

 

Articles

“A chrome-plated supercharged gunship of a shmup, and I can see Syder Arcade remaining on my hard drive indefinitely.”
RGCD

“The developers have woven in a great sense of humour and an almost excessive amount of love.”
DarkZero

“Honestly, who isn’t a fan of some awesome side scrolling space shooter action? Syder Arcade…looks like it just might be the fix you’ve been waiting for.”
Greenlitgaming

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Liste des fonctionnalités

  • Shooting. This is a no brainer
  • Dying. Also pretty hard not to do
  • 6 Campaign levels – all filled with space, guns and imminent death
  • 3 Survival mode level. Good luck
  • 2 opposite directions. 3 dimensions is for suckers
  • 4 player starships
  • 4 difficulty levels. That means trouble ahead
  • At least 3 huge capital ships and 1 giant bug-ship. Big is relative, but yeah its big
  • Skill-based badges to improve your high scores - remember when scores mattered? We do
  • Online leaderboards. Show off to your friends, while they’re still friends
  • 20 different retro graphic flavors. C64, ZX Spectrum, Amiga HAM and many others – dibs on a cabinet version next!
  • 5 Tons of nostalgia and 16 of Old-School…with a pinch of salt
  • Amiga-style soundtrack makes the Caleco so jealous
  • Zombie free. We assume

Steam Big Picture

Offre exclusive Steam

NEW SPECIAL Powerup: Unepic Baby Dragons
If you own both Unepic and Syder Arcade on Steam there's a special bonus! Having Unepic will transform some of your Syder Arcade pods (both drones and overseer wraiths) into cute, pixelated Baby Dragons. Don't let their size fool you...they're little rascals that shoot mean fireballs in space. With Syder Arcade, you'll unleash a WASP in the Unepic universe as a pet. Ouch!

Nouvelle mise à jour

New Playable Ship: The Overseer
New powerup: Drone Pods
New SPECIAL powerup: Unepic Baby Dragons
New challenge level: the Lighthouse
New challenge level: the ice canyon
New Achievement: in less than twelve parsecs
New Achievement: piracy is not the problem
New Achievement: you don’t have to be pretty to kick ass
Lots of changes and fixes!

Be sure to check out our official community group and forum for more details.

Thanks for the support!

À propos de ce jeu

Killing zombies never gets old, but sometimes you just need a break.



Get back to some serious old-school gaming with Syder Arcade! 
Syder Arcade is a love letter to Amiga games of the ‘90s, no coins, no upgrade grinding, just your tenacity and a motherload of alien invaders. 



Syder Arcade is a free scrolling, multi directional shoot 'em up, an uncompromised old-school experience, furious, challenging, and straightforward. This game will bring you back in time, when bulky starships were cool and games were about player skill and swearing madly at your computer.

Configuration requise

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • Système d'exploitation : Windows XP Service Pack 3
    • Processeur : Pentium D, 3GHz or equivalent
    • Mémoire vive : 2 GB de mémoire
    • Graphiques : ATI or NVidia card w/ 512 MB RAM (Not recommended for Intel integrated graphics)
    • DirectX : Version 9.0c
    • Espace disque : 1 GB d'espace disque disponible
    • Carte son : Any sound card
    Recommandée :
    • Système d'exploitation : Windows 7
    • Processeur : Core 2 Duo 2GHz or equivalent
    • Mémoire vive : 3 GB de mémoire
    • Graphiques : ATI or NVidia card w/ 1024 MB RAM (Not recommended for Intel integrated graphics)
    • DirectX : Version 10
    • Espace disque : 1 GB d'espace disque disponible
    • Carte son : Any sound card
    Minimum:
    • Système d'exploitation : Snow leopard (10.6.x)
    • Processeur : Intel Core 2, 2.4GHz
    • Mémoire vive : 4 GB de mémoire
    • Graphiques : ATI or NVidia card w/ 512 MB RAM
    • Espace disque : 1 GB d'espace disque disponible
    Recommandée :
    • Système d'exploitation : Mountain Lion (10.8.x)
    • Processeur : Intel i5, 2.26GHz
    • Mémoire vive : 4 GB de mémoire
    • Graphiques : ATI or NVidia card w/ 1024 MB RAM
    • Espace disque : 1 GB d'espace disque disponible
    Minimum:
    • Système d'exploitation : Ubuntu Desktop up to date
    • Processeur : Pentium D, 3GHz or equivalent
    • Mémoire vive : 2 GB de mémoire
    • Graphiques : ATI or NVidia card w/ 512 MB RAM
    • Espace disque : 1 GB d'espace disque disponible
    Recommandée :
    • Système d'exploitation : Ubuntu Desktop up to date
    • Processeur : Core 2 Duo 2GHz or equivalent
    • Mémoire vive : 3 GB de mémoire
    • Graphiques : ATI or NVidia card w/ 1024 MB RAM
    • Espace disque : 1 GB d'espace disque disponible
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Commando-Libya
( 3.9 heures en tout )
Posté le : 21 mai
Pretty short but entertaining. Powerups seem to be completely random which is annoying from time to time. If it's on sale, get it but for the full price I think it's bit too much compared for the hours the game can offer.
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Furry
( 49.8 heures en tout )
Posté le : 17 mai
Very nice shmup. Great music, good controls, nice graphics. Could use some more levels in the main game tho.
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Taku
( 5.3 heures en tout )
Posté le : 14 mai
If you like shooters, this one is a must-have.

One of my favourite modern arcade shooters. I just love the design: beautiful, fluent controlss, visibility of the elements on the field was worked out very well - even if it's cluttered with enemies, explosions and power-ups, you still can clearly see what's happening. That's a huge plus. And nostalgia factor is through the roof - just like the old times with Amiga, but... better :) After a while I can say that it's on par with titles like r-type or turrican. Just buy it and start shooting, why are you even still reading this. Go.
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Shang Tsung
( 5.3 heures en tout )
Posté le : 12 mai
3 Year old game.
Still kicks butt with arcade style gameplay.
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\w/ metalu \w/
( 8.6 heures en tout )
Posté le : 4 avril
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Drei
( 2.5 heures en tout )
Posté le : 30 mars
this game is awesome it packs the 80s style of arcade games and is great
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KEiTH
( 3.0 heures en tout )
Posté le : 28 mars
Weak.
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_Demo_
( 9.4 heures en tout )
Posté le : 6 mars
Game freezes randomly when killed during the final boss, not worth playing.
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Harbard
( 0.3 heures en tout )
Posté le : 19 février
Le jeu fait planter mon PC à chaque fois que je le lance, donc je le conseille très fortement vous vous en doutez...
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FernandoIT@
( 3.9 heures en tout )
Posté le : 11 février
for me is the best Shoot 'em up,the soudtrack is amazing too,sometimes i play this game only for hear the intro music :D,i really like it.
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BigWolf
( 2.1 heures en tout )
Posté le : 27 janvier
★★★★☆ (And finally I found a way to give a precise review without write a book)
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[EDF] Shadow Dragon™
( 5.5 heures en tout )
Posté le : 21 janvier
One the most boring arcade game played by me. There's 4 ships one can choose but except the 1st, the rest were not even remotely interesting to me. It has a campaign, too much to say campaign since the progress is never saved. You can play every mission alone or all after each other (if you survive each and not die), it's the same. There's no story, who cares about it anyway. Just some random missions in which you kill some ships and that's it. It has no co-op, or antyhing like it, not continue if you die, it's nothing of what old arcade games were. The last mission is boring like hell, the last boss is by far the most non interesting boss that a game can have.

Sadly my interest for this game was below average, seems mediocre at best, while the interest decreases with every mission played. 5/10, a game to throw in the bin. Maybe they should have never remake the old version, probably a better idea.
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Crouser
( 0.5 heures en tout )
Posté le : 5 janvier
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neizod
( 8.0 heures en tout )
Posté le : 4 janvier
Far from perfection, but not a bad 2D side-scroll shooter game anyway.

So if you like this type of game, give it a try, at lease the graphic is somewhat awesome.
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Goodloop
( 1.9 heures en tout )
Posté le : 30 décembre 2015
Jolis graphismes, jeu bien optimisé, bande son excellente et un petit côté Defender avec le double scrolling latéral.
4 vaisseaux, un mode campagne, un mode survie.

Très bon shoot them up.
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Frijoles
( 5.9 heures en tout )
Posté le : 30 décembre 2015
Great shooter with an AWESOME soundtrack.

This is an enjoyable throwback to side-scrolling shooters like ThunderForce or Gradius. Simple responsive controls, great soundtrack and colorful graphics made this an engaging game to play through. My only complaint is that it has a very short campaign of six missions. There are four separate ships to try each with different weapons, and several difficulty options as well, so replay value is there regardless of short campaign.
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Silencer-x
( 1.7 heures en tout )
Posté le : 25 décembre 2015
I really wish there was a neutral rating. There were certainly aspects of the game I enjoyed, but boy oh boy are there bugs. This game clearly needed 1 or 2 more pollishing passes to balance out things and fix annoying issues with it.

It was also VERY short. I've played 1.7 hours of the game, and I've already completed it. One sitting. I even sat through a few plays of the gauntlet forever mode, but alas, I've lost interest.

Here's my pros/cons list.

Needs work:
- Some textures were great. Others were very pixelated. Set a standard for your textures.
- Zero character development. I realize that character development in these types of games may be difficult to do. But I think it would help get the player connected and involved in the story.
- Level descriptions were too busy. Couldn't tell if I was supposed to read them, or just click go.
- Sound system problems. From too many sounds overlapping and overdriving, to the music cutting out in an obvious loop restart
- SFX were fairly generic
- Dialog is a bit childish. It tries to be funny, but just.. isn't.
- Campaign was too short
- Level difficulty went from omg easy mode to omg impossihard. Level progression needs to be steady, not in your face.

Was good:
- Defender style gameplay was refreshing. I liked keeping an eye on my tail to be sure its clear
- Responsive controls. I'm using an xbox controller on my pc
- Addons and upgrades accumulate through the game. I liked that
- Music was GREAT. I really dig it, and thought it was the best part of the game
- Retro filters. You could play the game as if it was using an Amiga video card. Neat

I am in the middle of developing my own shmup, so I'm 'researching' by other games out there. It's really a lot of work to finish a game, polish it, remove what doesn't work, etc. But in the end, you absolutely must do all of that because it sucks to go 90% through the development only to fall flat because the last 10% of the work wasn't done.

Pay more attention to the details, and people will flock to your game.
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Cheeky Camel
( 29.8 heures en tout )
Posté le : 14 décembre 2015
Great Arcade game
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eldritchRamen
( 2.8 heures en tout )
Posté le : 6 décembre 2015
Enjoyable retro shoot-up
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Hu$tl3r
( 6.2 heures en tout )
Posté le : 28 novembre 2015
Really nice shut em up. Good soundtrack.
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1 personne(s) sur 1 (100%) ont trouvé cette évaluation utile
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3.9 heures en tout
Posté le : 21 mai
Pretty short but entertaining. Powerups seem to be completely random which is annoying from time to time. If it's on sale, get it but for the full price I think it's bit too much compared for the hours the game can offer.
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2 personne(s) sur 4 (50%) ont trouvé cette évaluation utile
Recommandé
5.9 heures en tout
Posté le : 30 décembre 2015
Great shooter with an AWESOME soundtrack.

This is an enjoyable throwback to side-scrolling shooters like ThunderForce or Gradius. Simple responsive controls, great soundtrack and colorful graphics made this an engaging game to play through. My only complaint is that it has a very short campaign of six missions. There are four separate ships to try each with different weapons, and several difficulty options as well, so replay value is there regardless of short campaign.
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3 personne(s) sur 6 (50%) ont trouvé cette évaluation utile
Non recommandé
1.7 heures en tout
Posté le : 25 décembre 2015
I really wish there was a neutral rating. There were certainly aspects of the game I enjoyed, but boy oh boy are there bugs. This game clearly needed 1 or 2 more pollishing passes to balance out things and fix annoying issues with it.

It was also VERY short. I've played 1.7 hours of the game, and I've already completed it. One sitting. I even sat through a few plays of the gauntlet forever mode, but alas, I've lost interest.

Here's my pros/cons list.

Needs work:
- Some textures were great. Others were very pixelated. Set a standard for your textures.
- Zero character development. I realize that character development in these types of games may be difficult to do. But I think it would help get the player connected and involved in the story.
- Level descriptions were too busy. Couldn't tell if I was supposed to read them, or just click go.
- Sound system problems. From too many sounds overlapping and overdriving, to the music cutting out in an obvious loop restart
- SFX were fairly generic
- Dialog is a bit childish. It tries to be funny, but just.. isn't.
- Campaign was too short
- Level difficulty went from omg easy mode to omg impossihard. Level progression needs to be steady, not in your face.

Was good:
- Defender style gameplay was refreshing. I liked keeping an eye on my tail to be sure its clear
- Responsive controls. I'm using an xbox controller on my pc
- Addons and upgrades accumulate through the game. I liked that
- Music was GREAT. I really dig it, and thought it was the best part of the game
- Retro filters. You could play the game as if it was using an Amiga video card. Neat

I am in the middle of developing my own shmup, so I'm 'researching' by other games out there. It's really a lot of work to finish a game, polish it, remove what doesn't work, etc. But in the end, you absolutely must do all of that because it sucks to go 90% through the development only to fall flat because the last 10% of the work wasn't done.

Pay more attention to the details, and people will flock to your game.
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10 personne(s) sur 11 (91%) ont trouvé cette évaluation utile
Recommandé
3.5 heures en tout
Posté le : 17 mars 2014
[English version at the bottom]
Un bon petit shoot'em up qui à le mérite d'essayer d'exister sur nos PC.
Les graphismes sont super chouettes, les musiques entrainantes, et ce jeu est relaxant en mode de difficulté inférieure, par contre en mode de difficulté maximum, ce jeu devient un vrai manic shooter infernal que seuls les pros de dodonpachi pourront terminer. Bien qu'un peu court (seulement 6 niveaux), le jeu propose un mode endless dans trois environnements différents. Le jeu vous propose aussi de jouer avec des modes graphiques différentes (et j'ai trouvé ça très sympathique !) : CGA, EGA, monochrome 8-bits, Spectrum, Apple II, C64, Amiga HAM et bien d'autres....

====================== English Version :
A nice little manic shooter that deserves to try to exist on our PCs.
The graphics are great (for a 2D game), catchy music, and this game is even relaxing in easy mode, this game becomes a real manic shooter hell that only pros of Dodonpachi can complete. Although a bit short (only 6 levels), the game offers an endless mode in three different levels. The game also lets you play with different graphics modes (and I found it very nice!): CGA, EGA, monochrome 8-bit Spectrum, Apple II, C64, Amiga HAM and many others ....
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6 personne(s) sur 6 (100%) ont trouvé cette évaluation utile
Recommandé
3.1 heures en tout
Posté le : 9 septembre 2014
En tant que vieux de la vieille et pourfandeur de la galaxy à l'époque bénie des 16 bits, quel plaisir de retrouver un bon vieux shoot des familles. Le pieds est toujours intact et mes reflexes n'ont pas encore trop atteind par la limite d'âge.....à acheter les yeux fermé, et les rouvrir afin de souver le monde....viva les shoot 2D baby ;)
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4 personne(s) sur 4 (100%) ont trouvé cette évaluation utile
Recommandé
51.8 heures en tout
Posté le : 21 juin 2014
C'est tout simplement le meilleur shoot them up auquel j'ai joué : je le recommande bien sûr!
Les graphismes sont magnifiques, les musiques sont excellentes et le jeu est très fluide (même avec une puce graphique Intel HD 3000).
La maniabilité est parfaite et encourage a choisir un vaisseau moins résistant mais plus rapide (le Wasp!)

La difficulté est vraiment très bien dosée : à la première partie on galère en difficulté "Young guns" mais au fur et à mesure on retrouve ses réflexes et on peut finir la campagne en mode Arcade et on se prend même à jouer en difficulté "Pure" pour arriver à entrer dans le top 100 des leaderboards.
C'est sur ce genre de jeu qu'on se prend à essayer de débloquer un succès steam qui parait impossible à atteindre.
Et autant je pense que très peu de jeux se prêtent réellement à faire du scoring, autant celui-là vous fera comprendre pourquoi certains joueurs deviennent des acharnés du high score!
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4 personne(s) sur 4 (100%) ont trouvé cette évaluation utile
Recommandé
12.5 heures en tout
Posté le : 28 juin 2014
Un très bon shoot them up à scrolling horizontal !

Dans le style d'un R-Type ou d'un Project X mais avec les améliorations des jeux actuels : jouabilité et contrôle impeccables, belles explosions avec des très beaux effets lumineux, difficulté réglable et bien dosée, des succès Steam.

J’aime bien aussi la possibilité qu’on a de jouer dans les deux directions : à tout moment on peut faire un demi-tour avec son vaisseau pour attaquer les ennemis par l’autre côté, ça offre davantage de tactiques.
Et les filtres graphiques qu’on peut appliquer pour donner un style old school au jeu : Amiga, C64, ZX Spectrum, VGA, EGA...

Les musique sont planantes et font penser à la bande son de FTL mais dans un style plus Amiga que chiptunes.
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1 personne(s) sur 1 (100%) ont trouvé cette évaluation utile
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16.6 heures en tout
Posté le : 27 janvier 2014
What?! You did'nt try Syders? You're outta space man! This game Rocks!
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1 personne(s) sur 2 (50%) ont trouvé cette évaluation utile
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0.9 heures en tout
Posté le : 20 janvier 2014
nice one
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1 personne(s) sur 2 (50%) ont trouvé cette évaluation utile
Recommandé
2.3 heures en tout
Posté le : 17 août 2014
Bon jeu d'arcade Old School.
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57 personne(s) sur 63 (90%) ont trouvé cette évaluation utile
1 personne a trouvé cette évaluation amusante
Recommandé
13.0 heures en tout
Posté le : 25 novembre 2013
Syder arcade is a 2d shmup side scroller with stunning graphics and music. This game creates a sense of nostalgia and it has over 20 different retro graphic flavors to choose from. This is an old school love letter and every shmup fun should try it.

Pros: old school flavor, fast paced, nice modern 2.5d visuals, various graphic options ranging from Amiga to C64, survival mode is addicting and fun, 3 space ships to choose from which feel different and unique, music tracks are excellent, No bugs or glitches experienced after 9 hrs of gameplay. Difficulty is just right and challenging (not very easy but also not very hard like some Japanese shmups). You can also choose between 4 difficulty settings.

Cons: very short with only 6 levels. You will need approx 2 hrs to complete the game It could have use more enemy variation, more bosses and more environments.

PS:Developers support and show love for their game, they talk in (steam) forums with users and they also promised more free content in the future.

Final score: 08/10 (if you have any interest in shmups you should definitely try it) Demo is also available for download at the developers webpage
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36 personne(s) sur 40 (90%) ont trouvé cette évaluation utile
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22.1 heures en tout
Posté le : 21 décembre 2013
Retro side (and sometimes top down) scroller at it's best! It's fast, lots of enemies, bigger intelligent enemies, 3D backgrounds, Amiga like music, computer voice, dozens of graphic modes (e.g. C64 or Amiga HAM mode) from earliest homecomputer to current modern graphics. Great!
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Non recommandé
6.2 heures en tout
Posté le : 17 juillet 2014
At first it seemed surprisingly nice. It ditches the standard vertical or hori scrolling in favor of a Defender-style approach (or Fantasy Zone, Uridium, or whatever similar classic you can think of). Also the visuals can be really nice and detailed, and there are tons of explosions, especially with all the mines floating in the very first stage.
Then, however, it quickly begins to fall apart.
The game is riddled with tons of bugs and other nuisances. The third survival stage doesn't end after defeating the last enemy. The second survival stage doesn't end after the timer hits zero. Some gamepads aren't recognized. Enemies sometimes jump across the screen for no reason, occasionally flying straight into you for a quick and cheap death. Enemies don't appear on the radar. Items float above or below the playing field. At two times my spacecraft would constantly fly either upwards or leftwards for no apparent reason. The four ships are extremely unbalanced.
I could go on and on, but I guess you get the gist.

There is a decent at best shmup buried under tons of bugs and other shortcomings.
Too bad Steam isn't exactly brimming with great shooters, but if you're looking for an alternative, I'd recommend Jamestown.

Syder Arcade has its moments. Moments where everything falls together, works properly and where you can sense some creativity, so it's not necessarily a terrible game, but when having to choose between a thumb up or down, I'd go for the thumb down.
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21 personne(s) sur 22 (95%) ont trouvé cette évaluation utile
Recommandé
7.6 heures en tout
Posté le : 7 juillet 2014
Nowadays, when shoot`em up games become awfully rare, Syder Arcade is like a fresh air.
To start with, it`s a side-scrolling shooter with an interesting feature, ability to change the direction of your ship and roam through the whole level freely. Enemies appear on map, so you can plan your moves accordingly. There is no ship upgrading, just four completely different ships from the start offering several tactics. Graphic and effects look great and better than in most indie games, also backrounds of various planets and vast spaces are gorgeous, I even made a few desktop wallpapers. Sound is generally good and won`t dissapoint. Controls work great and responsive with gamepad.
Syder Arcade is short, however few survival levels and four difficulty levels add some length. Problems mostly come from technical side: it takes too long to restart a level, also too many easy ways to overcome challenges. Leaderboards are a mess too. For a shmup Syder Arcade definitely lacks interesting bosses, there are few, but they are similar to normal enemies and nowhere as interesting as the ones in R-Type.

Overall, It`s a good shmup, gorgeous graphical side, good controls and enough diversity for both: shmup veteran and newbie.

ReDiR's rating: 8.4
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Recommandé
3.9 heures en tout
Posté le : 24 décembre 2013
Syder Arcade is probably the best indie sidescrolling shooter out there or even the best one to come out in recente years considering not many have. Syder Arcade lets you choose from various ships and each one differs from the others by having more or less armour and more or less speed along with each one having a different attack and special attack. This game has also one really cool thing, which is, it lets you pick a different shader or filter (I don't know what to call it) which makes the game look modern with really good looking graphics or with graphics from the Commodore and Amiga era, I found this to be a really neat plus since you can play the game with various different "eyes" if you can call it that. Syder Arcade features a campaign of around 6 missions (can't exactly remember) and a survival mode which puts you against endless waves of enemies competing for the highest score. Syder Arcade has also one really special gameplay mechanic, which I believe is the first time used in a game like this, that is the ability to flip or ship to face the opposite side which lets you avoid projectiles and flee from enemies more easily and even getting better lines of "sight" to shoot the enemies. The gameplay relies on your basic attack which can be upgraded with different pickups and a special attack which takes time to charge or charges faster by picking up certain pickups and you also start each level with 3 lives. The campaign is easily beatable taking about 3 to four hours but I think that the incentive to keep people playing this title is the online leaderboard system which makes you compete for the highest place on the leaderboards according to your final score, this is probably more "intense" on the survival mode. Overall, Syder Arcade is an amazing sidescrolling shooter made by a small indie dev team from Italy and they totally deserve your time and money because they've made such an amazing game. Do recommend!
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Posté le : 25 octobre 2013
Syder Arcade is a holy matrimony of old-school arcade aesthetics bursting with modern bullet-hell flare. Easing right into the hands of arcade connoisseurs, the game's layout resembles something akin to the classic, Defender, but with the pulse-pounding reflexes and challenge you would expect from a Treasure or Cave shmup such as Ikaruga or Progear.
The difficulty keeps you on the edge at all times, inviting arcade cabinet veterans to feel right at home while still managing the accessibility to always be just within reach of the newest, most curious shmup fan. In the end, the biggest challenge is stopping yourself from going for that "one last highscore!" again and again.
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Posté le : 26 septembre 2014
7.5/10
"Visual atmospheric old school spaceshooter with a hint of innovation."
Syder Arcade is an old school 3D sidescroll-spaceshooter with very nice graphics and one innovation - u can turn in both directions, instantly. :D

Pros:
+ great gameplay
+ great controls
+ great lvl background design
+ good graphics
+ good sounds
+ 8bit inspired music
+ 4 different space ships
+ full X360 controller support
+ 2880x1620+ resolution support
+ trading cards

Cons:
- only 6 campaign & 3 survival levels
- & don't expect a deep story ;)

Really great 1$ HumbleBundle deal...
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Posté le : 2 juillet 2014
This is a fun simple side scrolling shoot em up game, works great with a controller, and the controls are easy to learn. This name sounds like it should be Spider Arcade, while not sure what a Syder is I guess Spider was taken. Looks great with HD visuals in 1920x1080. Shot game but fun and easy to pick up anytime because the controls are simple, only 6 missions but of those six none are garbage their all pretty awesome. Someone put effort into those levels, Id rather 6 short levels than 50 that are just kinda rinse repeat.

Rating: 10/10 Value: $5.99
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Posté le : 14 janvier 2014
Great game!
Syder Arcade takes me back to my old days of MSX gaming in the 80's, when I used to play the Nemesis Saga games (Nemesis, Salamander, Gradius, and all of their sequels) with the MSX plugged to a color TV.

Syder Arcade does provide some of that feeling: the music is excellent, that sounds like the old 3-voices digitalized musics of the 80's arcades.

Another thing I liked is the default key controls: Z / X to shoot and arrow keys to move. For those who are unaware, the MSX keyboards had huge arrow keys, specially designed for games. I loved it!

However, there are some flaws.
1) It is not possible to leave the game in between phases, because the ESC key won't work until the game has started. So you are forced to go through the cut scenes between levels and wait until the game has started.

2) Unlike the games from the 80's, there are too many visual elements in the game and sometimes it is hard to tell between something that is "shootable" and something that isn't.

3) there are no hints or clues to what the difficulty levels are, since its names aren't very intuitive. Actually, there isn't a single hint in the menus!

4) There is too much story in the cut scenes. Sometimes I just want to get to business and start shooting. I don't care about the plot or the background story! I didn't care when I was 14, I won't care now!

Other than that and a few other minor flaws, it is a very nice game and I am very glad I got it. I've been acumulating hours on the game! I hightly recommend this game.

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Posté le : 16 juillet 2014
This game is a throwback to all the R-Type wannabe games from the 80's and 90's. The music had that perfect "Amiga 500" feel to it, and the game's style in general made me think of some of the old shooters from that era as well.

You get 4 different types of ships to choose from with different movement, fire, armor, and special weapon capabilities. Each one gives the levels its own particular flavor of challenge to it. Instead of being a straight up "Fly to the right infinitely while destroying bad guys who attack in predictable patterns" style of shooter, they offer you the chance to flip between left and right so you can turn around and shoot those ♥♥♥ holes that come at you from behind.

Much like R-Type there's a multitude of in-game powerups you can pick up which you find after destroying enemies or waves of enemies, and there's also a plain looking white box style powerup that apparently adds to your special weapon charge. (though I'm not sure how that works exactly because it seemed like I was able to fire my special pretty often).

Also if that's not enough nostalgia for you, there's a variety of in-game graphic filters so you can pretend you're playing it on a 4 bit greyscale screen, 8 bit greyscale, Vic-20, C-64, ZX Spectrum, Amiga HAM (Hold And Modify mode), EGA, CGA, and modern graphics (I may have left something out though).

It's challenging without being too frustrating, it's got just enough bullet hell without forcing you to become the zen master at dodging everything, and the graphics and music complete the experience.
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